Long-time Moab resident Pearl Yvonne Hawks, 76, passed away Jan. 6, 2014 peacefully at her home following a long illness.

Services were held on Thursday January 9, 2014 at the Community Church in Moab, grave dedication followed at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Yvonne was born on June 24, 1937 in Whitesboro, Texas to Frank and Ruby Maddera. She spent her childhood in Texas and Carbon County.

In 1955 her family moved to Moab where she graduated from Grand County High School. She married Robert E. Hawks on Aug. 18, 1956 and raised four children together.

The two have owned and operated Bob’s Sanitation Inc. since 1970.

Always ready for a challenge, Yvonne became active in the community. She was elected to the school board and served from 1975 to 1982. She was a member of the consolidation Board, Grand County Credit Union Loan Committee and was active with the Republican Women.

In addition, she was a proud member of the Alpha Rho Sorority remaining active until her death. Known for her quick wit, unique sense of humor, hard work and dedication to family, friends sorority sisters and community. Yvonne will be dearly missed. Her legacy is the kindness she shared with friends, family, and strangers alike. She was a champion to all and always saw the good in everyone.

Yvonne is survived by her loving husband Robert E. Hawks; three sons Robert J. (Angela Lema) Hawks of Palisade, Colo., Richard R. (Helen) Hawks and David I. (Barbara Swenson) Hawks both of Moab; and a daughter, Lynda J. (George) Rogers of Centerville; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; four brothers and one sister.

June 24, 1937 to January 6, 2014